The Cross and the Crown established Norman Beasley, in the eyes of Christian Scientists as that rare individual who- while outside the church -- could write dispassionately about Christian Science. Now comes a successor, in which he sets forth the life and work of Mary Baker Eddy as a case history of what can be accomplished in advancing years. Long after the now accepted retirement age of 65, Mrs. Eddy made some of her most significant contributions to Christian Science. It was in this period of her life that she made the final revision of her Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (final that is in her lifetime); founded the Mother Church in Boston, organised the Christian Science Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, Board of Lectureship and Board of Education; and launched The Christian Science Sentinel and The Christian Science Monitor (this last at the age of 87). The brief outline of Mrs. Eddy's life and work is incidental to the demonstration that this unusual woman never thought of herself as old and completely disregarded the limitations usually associated with advancing age. A book of primary interest to Christian Scientists, but - like The Cross and the Crown -- assured a market somewhat beyond that one.